Feeding Athena to the Wolves – the Rape of our Warriors

 

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, Catherine Scali, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda where the article first appeared.

Catherine Scali
The New Agenda
October 17, 2009

Military rape awareness week went by with little fan fare or media coverage.  The nonprofit group, Veterans for Peace staged a protest at the army recruiting center on Times Square – nothing much was said about it.  The same week, we discussed plans to ship 60,000 soldiers to Afghanistan.  More troop deployments from a military that relies on volunteers. 

Volunteers who may not know that a recent survey of veterans seeking medical care from the VA  reported that 1 in 3 female vets had been raped.  Even more startling is the fact that 1 in 7 women in the military report that they have been sexually assaulted. What has happened to the honor and dignity of our military?  Are we throwing Athena to the wolves?

To read all of Catherine Scali’s opinion piece at The New Agenda web site, click here.

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